FOX News: Sources: US forces mounted unsuccessful mission to rescue kidnapped American U. in Afghanistan profs
U.S. special operations forces mounted an unsuccessful mission to rescue two American University of Afghanistan professors kidnapped in Kabul last month -- after an earlier mission was aborted when the White House withheld its approval -- defense officials with knowledge of the incident told Fox News.
Fox News is told the operation, which took place a few days after their Aug. 7 kidnapping, killed seven enemy fighters. But when the firefight ended, there was no sign of the hostages.
One of the hostages is American; the other is Australian.
It was not the first attempt by the U.S. military to rescue the two professors.
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